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Title: Nigeria's freedom of information act: provision, strengths, challenges
Authors: Ojebode, A.
Keywords: Freedom Of Information Act (FOI)
FOI coalition
Nigeria
Nigerian press
Nigerian mass media
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza, Tanzania
Abstract: It took well over ten years to pass the Freedom of Information bill into law in Nigeria. It also took the bill three journeys to the National Assembly. This article connects the reluctance of the concerned authorities to pass the bill to the age-long struggle in Nigeria (and elsewhere) between the press, citizens and civil society on the one hand and the government on the other, with the former trying to widen the circumference of government activities that should be made public and the latter trying to shrink the same. The article traces the journeys of the FOI Act, and examines its provisions, first attempts at applying it and the challenges to its full implementation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1019
ISSN: 1821-6544
Appears in Collections:Academic Publications in Communication and Language Arts

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